I Never Could Have Been a Fuller Brush Salesman

Being older than dirt, I actually remember enterprising door-to-door salesmen pushing vacuum cleaners and encyclopedias. They were invariably cheerful and perseverant folks who brushed off the inevitable “no thanks” they got along the way to making a sale. All I can say is I would have made a terrible salesperson. Take the other day, for…

Read More

Christine Knapp Combines Her Love of Mystery and Midwifery

It never ceases to amaze me how many fascinating backgrounds and skills mystery authors bring to their stories. And Christine Knapp is definitely no exception. As a practicing midwife for many years, Christine brings a wealth of experience which lends terrific authenticity to her midwife mystery series. Below are her responses to my interview questions,…

Read More

The Joy of Making a Difference

A college professor I had years ago pointed out that there was no such thing as pure altruism or purely altruistic folks. “What about Mother Theresa?” I asked. “She enjoyed the appreciation and adulation of millions for her sacrificial behavior, not to mention the comfort of feeling she was doing God’s work,” he replied. I’m…

Read More

Taming My Judgmental Tendencies

As any writer who traditionally publishes can tell you, the hardest thing to do is to wait… and wait… and wait some more for news about whether any of the publishers or agents you’ve queried accepts your submission. Recently I had a particularly frustrating experience with the founder and chief acquisition editor of a small…

Read More

Meet Debut Mystery Author Cindy Goyette

Few things are as exciting as the debut of your first novel! I’m so delighted to get to interview Cindy Goyette whose first mystery, OBEY ALL LAWS, was released this month. Below are her responses to my interview questions, followed by Cindy’s bio and contact/buy links: First off, congratulations on the release of OBEY ALL…

Read More

Swimming In the Dark

I was on a panel about mystery writing at a conference last summer when one of my fellow authors announced, “The only way to make money writing mysteries is to write a series.” I laughed and said, “Now I know what the problem is with my bank account!” I write “standalone” novels and create new…

Read More